The Dodgers will look to continue their offensive run of the first week with Sunday afternoon's series finale against the Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
The club has scored six runs per game so far this season, even including a pair of 3-2 splits over the last two days with the Giants. Even with Saturday's 2-for-21 performance with runners in scoring position - in a win - the Dodgers are hitting .338/.388/.521 with RISP through six games, fifth in the majors in OPS with RISP and first in plate appearances in that situation, a big improvement from 2015.
Adrian Gonzalez has been a rock to date, 10-for-24 (.417) with four doubles and four walks (.500 on-base percentage). The Dodgers are tops in the National League with 20 doubles, including six in Saturday's win.
Yasiel Puig doesn't have any doubles yet, but he does have two triples and a home run while hitting .455 (10-for-22) with four walks and a hit by pitch (.556 OBP). Puig and Corey Seager (.320/.333/.440) are the two Dodgers with a hit in every game so far, though both are far from the franchise record.
Since moving to Los Angeles, the longest Dodgers hitting streak to open a season is 21 games by Steve Garvey in 1978. The last Dodgers double-digit streak to begin a year was Gonzalez in 2015, who was red-hot, hitting .523 (23-for-44) with five home runs and eight doubles.
That offense will have to try and score against Johnny Cueto, who allowed one run on six hits in seven innings in his Giants debut. That's one more run and five more hits allowed than Scott Kazmir, who has an active streak of 17 straight batters retired heading into his second start as a Dodger.
There are only two Dodgers with more than six plate appearances against Cueto. Gonzalez is 3-for-13 (.231) with a home run and a double. Chase Utley is 10-for-24 (.417) with two home runs against Cueto, including 5-for-5 with a home run and a hit by pitch in the last two seasons.
Trayce Thompson, starting in left field with Carl Crawford on the disabled list and Scott Van Slyke nursing a back injury, is 1-for-3 against Cueto.
Conversely, the lifetime American Leaguer Kazmir hasn't faced too many Giants too often. Denard Span is 2-for-11 (.182), while Hunter Pence is 2-for-8 (.250) with a home run. Brandon Belt is 2-for-6 (.333) against Kazmir, and both hits are home runs.
Time: 1:05 p.m. PT
TV: SportsNet LA